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Three watches that are perfect for your wedding day

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After your guests have RSVP’d and your catering is booked, you may wish to spend some time thinking about the finishing touches to your wedding suit. The right timepiece, whilst also being a longer-term investment, will always remind you of your special day and add just enough detail to make you feel your very best. The team at pre-owned luxury retailer Xupes have chosen three of their favourite watches which are perfect for such an occasion.

Rolex Daytona

There are a number of different options to consider when it comes to the world’s favourite Swiss watchmaker for your wedding day. Here at Xupes, there is one clear Rolex winner that should compliment your choice in attire, whatever the weather.

When you think about the Rolex Daytona, you may conjure images of revving engines, fast cars, and maybe Paul Newman himself. However, when you consider this pre-owned Rolex Daytona 16523 you get a much more different feel for the model. The epitome of Sports models suddenly becomes much more warm, charming and elegant.

The introduction of the 18ct yellow gold on this Daytona allows for more flexibility when choosing other accessories, and takes away the emphasis from everyday to special day. Whilst most of the 40mm models from Rolex sit proudly on-the-wrist, this slimmer case offers a more welcomed and discrete statement sitting nicely under the cuff of most suits.

Finally, the slate grey dial is the proverbial cherry on top of the wedding cake. It gives the watch a more masculine feel and would complement a grey or blue suit. Not a fan of the dial? The Daytona is also available in white or black variants.



The Royal family’s favourite brand – and for good reason! Cartier historically has been the go-to destination for luxury and elegant accessories. The brand’s effortless style is beautifully demonstrated in the Santos collection.

The Cartier Santos 100 W20107X7 continues our theme of bi-colour but offers a much more simplistic and elegant alternative. Inspired by pilot Santos Dumont in 1904, this eye-catching model is a welcomed addition to the Cartier watch family.


A key conversation-starter, with its bold square shape and classic Cartier Roman numerals, this is an effortlessly cool choice for anyone looking for a smart throwback to a simpler time.

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Our Founder Joseph McKenzie’s brand of choice, IWC as a manufacturer is more popular in Europe than any other continent. No-one can fault the craftsmanship that goes into any of their models and we may well have saved the best to last.

Xupes’ IWC Pilot’s Perpetual Calendar (IW502307) in 18ct white gold really needs no introduction. A seven-day power reserve, as well as a mesmerising exhibition case-back that will make you forget even the most well-rehearsed speech. This perpetual calendar, which is a function which shows the date, and will automatically adjust for months with less than 31 days and leap years, will make saving the date that much easier and is the showstopper from all of our picks.


To find the perfect pre-owned watch for your wedding day, head online to today. Xupes are a family-run business that specialises in the sale of authentic pre-owned watches, handbags, jewellery, art and design.

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